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Tue Apr 21 - Mon Apr 27, 2009
SF Jazz Mothers Day

A warm night in San Francisco is like stumbling upon a unicorn while on a hike - quite a surprise and very rare. If you've been a winter hermit, now is the time to stretch those limbs and get out of the cave. Start off with something a little sexy... La Femme Boudoir Fashion Show at Harlot featuring designs from Dollhouse Bettie and Due Citta. On Thursday the San Francisco International Film Festival opens at the Castro Theatre followed by a gala at Bruno's and partying at El Capitan theater. If you're feeling a little 80s, then Culture Clash at Milk Bar is the party for you. Get dressed up and relive the good ol' days. Another sure thing for music lovers is Papercuts at Café du Nord. For lovers of Mother Nature, there's Berkeley Earth Day at Civic Center Park; as one of the biggest Earth Day celebrations in the Bay Area, this will be a great family-friendly event. And if you're inspired, you can find all the tools you'll need for green and healthy living at the New Living Expo at Concourse Exhibition Center. On Sunday the wildly popular Sunday Streets, car-free street parties that celebrate SF's outdoor lifestyle, kicks off at Embarcadero Plaza. Yes - spring is definitely upon us. Now get out there and enjoy it!

This week's articles



Speed Racer

The Fetching Veggie Etchings


Giveaways - Win Free Stuff!
RSVP Free before midnight with RSVP:

Culture Clash at Milk DJ Bar
80s Hip Hop & New Wave club hits

Photo Gallery - are you in the scene
Popscene: La Roux
at 330 Ritch

The Presets
at Mezzanine
Verdi Club
Tuesday Jump

Solid Gold Jacuzzi
at Supperclub
Evil Breaks
Turns Five!

B.B. King
at Fox Theatre
Film Festival
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
at Cafe du Nord (8pm)

Don't let the name scare you; Birdmonster doesn't bite. Quite the opposite-the San Francisco quartet weaves beautiful melodies and harmonies into intimately inviting songs that feel familiar upon first listen, and yet still fresh after the hundredth. The foursome is a diverse bunch, drawing from a wide array of individual influences...
at Rickshaw Stop (8pm)

Buraka Som Sistema have taken West-African/ Angolan music and fused it with 21st century electronics and in the process created a new sound called progressive Kudro, and a whole lot of buzz to go along with it. They have worked with M.I.A. producing...
Earth Day - Wednesday, April 22, 2009
at Harlot (7:30pm)

A sexy Fashion show featuring designs from Dollhouse Bettie and Due Citta.
at Great American Music Hall (9pm)

As a young kid growing up in San Jose, Chris Manak sought out an escape from suburbian life in the Silicon Valley. The age of nine was his coming of age. This was the year he discovered sports (Pittsburgh Pirates), video games (Pac man), girls (Anita Balderama), and hip hop...
at Vessel (9pm)

As a young kid growing up in San Jose, Chris Manak sought out an escape from suburbian life in the Silicon Valley. The age of nine was his coming of age. This was the year he discovered sports (Pittsburgh Pirates), video games (Pac man), girls (Anita Balderama), and hip hop...
Thursday, April 23, 2009
at Sundance Kabuki Cinemas (see listing for times)

Founded in 1957, the San Francisco International Film Festival is the longest-running film festival in the Americas. Held each spring for two weeks, the International is an extraordinary showcase of cinematic discovery and innovation in the country's most beautiful city, featuring some 150 films and live events with more than 100 filmmakers...
at Cartoon Art Museum (7pm)

The Cartoon Art Museum will host an all-star cast of stand-up comics for this event with Headliner Carlos Alazraqui of "Reno 911" plus: Mike Meehan, Harmon Leon, Joe Klocek, Justin Lamb plus Special Guests! Hosted By Michael Capozzola.
at Bloomingdale's (5pm - 8pm)

Preview the newest arrivals from the Spring 2009 Collection. Shop one-on-one with a Marc style expert as you enjoy DJ beats and sweet treats. Receive limited Marc by Marc Jacobs gifts...
at Root Division (7:30pm)

A unique and sumptuous evening celebrating the beauty of art & food in San Francisco. Taste 2009 will feature 8-10 acclaimed local chefs, 16 visual artists, and live tunes by Eggplant Casino, for a night of inspired food, drink, art, & music...
Film Festival
Friday, April 24, 2009
at Cafe du Nord (8pm)

Papercuts is Jason Quever's cathedral of sound, a place for the desperate worship of all things analog and devotion to the musicianship of the old world. His new album for Gnomonsong, Can't Go Back, is a marriage of timeless songs, richly textured studio sounds, classic rock/pop hookery, and focused narratives...
at Milk DJ Bar (9pm - 2am)

Dance all night to all your favorite 80s New Wave, Hip Hop, and "sing-a-long" Classics. DJs will be spinning all the hits you remember. If you RSVP to [email protected] with SF Station in the subject line you and all your friends can get in FREE of CHARGE before 11pm!
at Mezzanine (9:30pm)

Gudrun Gut, a member of the legendary band Einstuerzende Neubauten, later forming the all-female punk band Malaria! with indie hit "Kaltes Klares Wasser" and industrial post-punk Mania D, now makes electronic music in her own right. Gudrun is an internationally recognized pioneer in art and sound who has been featured in...
at Mighty (10pm)

At some point the DJ replaced the guitarist as the supreme pop virtuoso, whose quick-fingered skills served both musical and theatrical functions. Eventually there arose a school of superspinners -- Invisibl Skratch Piklz, DJ Shadow, and the X-Ecutioners chief among them...
at Bottom of the Hill (10pm)

"When he began releasing singles in the late '90s, party rap was the dominant style most MCs favored, but Mr. Lif's lyrical agenda was a political and socially conscious one that recalled the rap stars of the previous decade -- Public Enemy, Gang Starr, and Boogie Down Productions..."
at Underground Location (11pm)

Please welcome M.A.N.D.Y.'s Philipp Jung to Roam Music's next installment of the AudioKinesis series, titled "Purple Heart". With a global following rivaled by only a few DJs in underground Music, Philipp Jung continues to build on a great 2008, which culminated in two most memorable DJ sessions...
Saturday, April 25, 2009
at Various Buffalo Exchange Locations (all day)

Save the whales while shopping for hip used clothing at a bargain! In celebration of Earth Day, all proceeds from Buffalo Exchange's Dollar Day Sale benefit The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), the nation's largest animal protection organization. All sale items offered for one dollar each at your local Buffalo Exchange on April 25 will go to the Save Whales-Not Whaling campaign...
at Civic Center Park (noon - 5pm)

Berkeley Earth Day is an annual event held in April to celebrate the environmental movement and creatively challenge the destruction of our planet. We provide cultural performers, speakers and resources to link individuals and groups with each other in community based ecological activities.
at Greek Theatre (2pm)

The American Himalayan Foundation along with The Richard C. Blum Center for Developing Economies University of California, Berkeley are pleased to announce that His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama will make a historic visit to the University of California, Berkeley. His Holiness the Dalai Lama will give a lecture entitled "Peace Through Compassion"...
at Concourse Exhibition Center (see listing for times)

Through panels, keynote addresses, free lectures and special events, The New Living Expo will be addressing significant and timely topics such as; How to attain a better quality of life in this economy, How to create meaningful relationships during challenging times, How to apply transformative
at Mission Rock Café (10pm - 8am)
Opel Productions is one of the West Coast's most respected and regarded party throwing crews. To celebrate their 7 year anniversary, one night isn't enough for these guys, so it will be done in 2 parts...
Sunday, April 26, 2009
at Embarcadero Plaza (9am - 1pm)

A series of car-free Sunday street parties throughout San Francisco to celebrate San Francisco's healthy, outdoor lifestyle. From weekend warriors to armchair warriors; from kids to grandparents; Sunday Streets features dozens of free, fun and healthy activities for people of all ages and abilities to enjoy. Sunday Streets runs one Sunday a month through September.
at Art Explosion Gallery (see listing for times)

Please join us in celebrating our 15 year Anniversary with Art Explosion Open Studios 2009. There will be many fabulous works of art and jewelry by our artists on display. It will be an exceptional opportunity to buy art and jewelry from local artists and visit their studios.
at Cobb's Comedy Club (see listing for times)

A standup comic who headlines across the country, TV audiences first met Tracy Morgan in his role as "Hustleman" on the hit comedy series "Martin." Morgan joined "Saturday Night Live" in 1996 where he was a cast member for seven seasons and created such memorable characters as "Astronaut Jones" and "Brian Fellows."...
at 111 Minna Gallery (8pm)

"Our mission at Aveda is to care for the world we live in, from the products we make to the ways in which we give back to society. At Aveda, we strive to set an example for environmental leadership and responsibility, not just in the world of beauty, but around the world."
Monday, April 27, 2009
at Azalea Boutique (11am - 7pm)

Starting on April 20th, celebrate Earth Month with us by trading in your old jeans for a $25 store credit! Participate in recycling while shopping for new clothes.
at Herbst Theatre (8pm)

Laurie Anderson has synthesized her dynamic blend of talents into a rich interpretation of the artistic life. Born in Glen Ellyn, Illinois and educated at Mills College and Barnard, Laurie Anderson has created a vast body of work characterized by inventiveness. She has created musical devices for performance use when no suitable instrument existed...
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